Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, October 30, 2020:
Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
High temperatures are forecast to gradually rise, peaking in the upper 80s during the new week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1735 Birth of John Adams, second president of the United States who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolution.
- 1838 Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
- 1882 Birth of William F. “Bull” Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
- 1885 Birth of Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
- 1918 Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31.
- 1938 H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
- 1941 The U.S. destroyer Reuben James, on convoy duty off Iceland, is sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of 96 Americans.
- 1950 The First Marine Division is ordered to replace the entire South Korean I Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area.
- 1953 US Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves a top secret document to maintain and expand the country’s nuclear arsenal.
- 1965 US Marines repeal multiple-wave attacks by Viet Cong within a few miles of Da Nang where the Marines were based; a sketch of Marine positions was found on the body of a 13-year-old boy who had been selling the Americans drinks the previous day.
- 1974 The “Rumble in the Jungle,” a boxing match in Zaire that many regard as the greatest sporting event of the 20th century, saw challenger Muhammad Ali knock out previously undefeated World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman.
- 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for its final successful mission.
- 1991 BET Holdings Inc., becomes the first African-American company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.